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Blackford County Historical Society

321 North High Street, P.O. Box 264
Hartford City, Indiana

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MUSEUM/LIBRARY SCHEDULE:

The Museum/Library will be open Sundays 2-4 April through October. Exceptions: We will be closed on holiday weekends and if we have scheduling problems. It is suggested if you are coming from out-of-town, contact Sinuard Castelo 765-348-3103 before you make the trip to confirm that we will be open.



Recently added to the files.

  1. Architect Materials - a few short biographies of some of the architects that designed buildings in H.C. 
  2. Depot—1928 – misc material in file
  3. Cinema History – listing of local theaters
  4. Katie/Common Grounds – newspaper article
  5. Ford, Kevin – newspaper article
  6. Frazier, George – newspaper article

  7. Monroe, Larry – newspaper article
  8. Wiesenauers – newspaper article about photographing all the cemetery tombstones

New Genealogy Material

  1. Descendants of John Graham and Cassandra Reasoner Graham. Located in the family history section.
  1. Memoirs of F. Ray Saxman As Written For His Grandchildren - books, family histories, pictures, biographies. Located in the local authors shelf.

 

Over 30 cemeteries in Blackford County have been photographed and indexed by Judy and Max Wiesenauer. This index is now available to the public for research at the Hisorical Society during regular hours or by appointment.



 

Brenda McAtee completed the Hartford City Cemetery records this fall with over 11,200 names. This is also available for research at the Historical Society.

 



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"The Glassmen" a new 8.5 x 11 book by the Historical Society can be purchased for $30.00. This is a collection of stories and pictures chronicling the glass industry during the gas/oil boom in the late 1800's early 1900's. Here is a link for an order form that can be downloaded for print. You can also phone or e-mail those on the contacts list

 





Foundation work on the Historical Society building is currently underway and will be completed as weather permits.

 


 

Blackford County Viet Nam Veterans and/or relatives of Blackford County Viet Nam veterans we are collecting information for a future book. If you now live or have lived in Blackford County we want to hear from you. Click here for Viet Nam Veterans Information form we would like for you to fill out and return to us and include a picture of yourself in uniform if you have one.





picture of book "Dusty Bits and Pieces". Excerpt from the Foreward "In these pages you will find bits and pieces of Blackford County history that you knever new, history you knew but have forgotten, and history you know and remember. We've blown the dust of time off these interesting tidbits for you. ....".
This 8.5 x 11 book is divided into 3 parts. Chapter 1 - The First Sixty Years, 1840-1900; Chapter 2 - The Second Sixty Years, 1900-1960; and Chapter 3 - The next 52 years - 1960-2012

This soft cover book can be purchased from BCHS for $20.00. Here is a link for an order form that can be downloaded for print. You can also phone or e-mail those on the contacts list

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Individual Family Names. An index of these files has just been completed and a pdf file is available. This individual material is filed alphabetically in the vertical file cabinet. These files might contain newspaper clippings, pictures, brochures, letters, family bible pages, etc..




Click here for a Snippet of history featuring our Toy Room.





picture of bookCome meet the "Stranger Among Us". This 6 x 9 book, published by the Blackford County Historical Society, is a compilation of original stories of immigrants who lived and worked here during the oil and gas days. America was truly a "Melting Pot", as our small community proves.

This book can be purchased in hardback from BCHS. Here is a link for an order form that can be downloaded for print. The books can also be purchased on the internet at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.




We have some excess High School Year Books for sale. Condition good to not-so-good. Price subject to condition.


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Contacts

For information or an appointment to visit call: Sinuard Castelo, 765-348-3103, email sinuardcastelo3@gmail.com".



Regular mail: Blackford County Historical Society, 321 N. High Street, PO Box 264, Hartford City, IN 47348.


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For Sale


Check back often as items may change.


Items for sale in our Museum
Item Name Cost
Blackford County Courthouse Postcards $0.50
Courthouse Stationery Notes $10.00
Blackford County Maps 1886 and 1901 $10.00
Blackford County High School Year Book $7.50
Hartford City High School Yearbooks $5.00
picture of book "The Glassmen" a new 8.5 x 11 book by the Historical Society. This is a collection of stories and pictures chronicling the glass industry during the gas/oil boom in the late 1800's early 1900's. Here is a link for an order form that can be downloaded for print. You can also phone or e-mail those on the contacts list

$30.00
picture of bookDusty Bits and Pieces - In these Pages you will find bits and pieces of Blackford County History that you never knew, history that you knew but have forgotten, and history you know and remember. Here is a link for an order form that can be downloaded for print. You can also phone or e-mail those on the contacts list$20.00
book pictureStrangers Among Us - Published by the Blackford County Historical Society, this 6 x 9 book is a compilation of original stories of immigrants who lived and worked here during the oil and gas days. America was truly a "Melting Pot", and our small community was no exception. Order Form Hard Cover
$21.00
picture of bookWorld War II - Blackford County Remembers - (Includes a listing of Blackford County World War II service men and women and contains submitted stories, pictures, and information of those who served in that war.) $20.00
picture of book Korean Conflict - Blackford County Remembers - Includes an alphabetical listing, many pictures and stories submitted by those who served. $25.00
tshirt1924 TOOL GUYS AND TIN LIZZIES T-Shirts
Contact Carolyn Goetz, 348-0086, to order a really neat T-shirt. These T-shirts are gray with a black and gray picture of the garage on the front, are available in S (only 1), M, L and XL
$12.00
Brick, 4" x 8", for the Walkway around the Civil War Monument.

Follow this Civil War Re-enactment link and click on "Monument Info" for more information about the Monument.

$50.00
Rose Mountain Granite Block, 8" x 8" for the Walkway around the Civil War Monument.

Follow this Civil War Re-enactment link and click on "Monument Info" for more information about the Monument.

$250.00
book of historical sitesBlackford County Interim Report - Historic Sites and Structures Inventory. Contains pictures and descriptions of many structures. $15.00


NOTE: If ordering by mail, inquire about shipping and handling charges before sending payment.


Blackford County Historical Society
321 North High Street
PO Box 264
Hartford City, IN 47348
Sinuard Castelo, 765-348-3103.

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